tv Bay Area News at 7 KICU November 14, 2012 7:00pm-7:29pm PST
>> these are positive developments. >> sierra lamar's response to new evidence against the man accused of killing her. and a child struck by a car. what witnesses say happened. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening, it's wednesday, november 14th. i'm gasia mikaelian. and this is bay area news after 7:00. we begin tonight with a toddler who was hit by a van after witnesses say that he darted out in the street. police sigh a 3-year-old boy ran on to lakeshore avenue. although witnesses say he appeared older. witnesses say that the van was not speeding and that woman behind the wheel stopped immediately and fully cooperated with the police.
an emt provided first-aid. there's no order on how seriously he was hurt. our reporter ken wayne is working on finding out more details, he'll have the story for you tonight on the 10:00 on ktvu he was kicked out of the boy scouts because he was gay. now maraga is [ booing ] honored by the town council. >> reporter: that is right, gasia, and that's not all, 31 law makers have sent it to the boy scouts, and just today gaba, newson sent out this tweet. in just minutes there's going to be a presentation of maraga here, honoring ryan for his work in anti-bullying in a way that the boy scouts have refused to do. >> i like this one 'cause
that's -- >> reporter: ryan andreson's war on tolerance was -- >> whenever you just feel like, i don't really feel good, you can be wow, there's them people that believe that bullying isn't okay. >> reporter: we first talked to ryan and his family last month, we gained national attention on ellen degeneres,. >> he's worthy of our community's recognition and support. >> reporter: this afternoon, the mayor of maraga signed a proclamation for his anti- bullying work. >> he deserves it, he's worked so hard. and i just think it's kind of the icing on the top of the cake for him. >> reporter: the boy scouts of america responded this evening saying that regardless of the state and local law makers'
efforts there's no intent to change their policy. they said quote, "he does not meet the discounting -- he is no longer eligible for membership in caughting. >> reporter: and back here live, you can see him getting up right now to receive his proclamation from the mayor of maraga. and we have learned that they planned to recognize ryan to draw more attention to ryan's cause. reporting live in maraga tonight, jamie katayama, ktvu news. >> and questionable expenses about port officials in oakland now just seems like the tip of the iceberg. two port officials 20 more than $45 of public money at a houston strip club. an internal audit has uncovered 2-$4,000 in questionable spending on travel and other
expenses bias many as 11 port employees. port officials would not answer questions about the audit today, but issued this response saying quote, "the board is looking on completing the investigation as soon as possible, and then taking action." now to the water main break that left the city much daly in mud. with a strong rainstorm and the forecast this week, there are concerns the hillsides that gave away yesterday morning could further erodes. with that in mind, crews are digging a ditch to a nearby storm drain group. >> what we're doing is creating a buffer zone to hold it in place so that the mud stays at least for the weekend because right now we're just fighting the weather. >> there's no word on how much damage the water main break and the mud slide caused, more than a dozen cars were buried, but
have since been today out. three men -- killer of -- as robert honda reports, sierra's father is hopeful about this new indication. >> reporter: and now, he faces three new charges for several kidnapping attempts during march 2009 at separate safeway parking lots in morgan hill. one witness at ktvu told he used a stun gun on her. >> so i saw sparks coming from the side, they looked like little electrical lines. >> reporter: sources tell us that stun gun is the main evidence connecting the then 17- year-old to see torres to the attack. his link to the lamar case makes him evening more relieved. >> we've heard about had link before, but now that they've brought the charges against him, i think that definitely
gives our community a little bit more peace. >> reporter: the analysts and his father say that the two case are very much connected and hopes it leads to more tips. >> these are positive developments, they're building the case against him, trying to show a pattern. >> maybe this will get people to finally speak up and realize that there was a monster in our community and now he's going it finally bed prosecuted for the crimes he committed. >> reporter: torres is going to be tried san adult, and this family inclined to comment. >> we have an update tonight often a hit and run accident in san francisco's presideo, a woman has vended and under arrest in this case. 26-year-old garrett gibson says that he was driving early monday when a car struck him
from behind. he also lost his bike which was stuck to a vehicle. the hit and run driver apologized, her name has not been released. california's non-pertain analyst is now -- california faces a $.9 billion deficit through june of 2014, not a trivial amount, but it is far smaller, in addition, the analysts are forecasting the possibility of budget surpluses in california, starting in 2014. the combination of budget cuts and prop 30 fax revenues are being credited with easing the challenges. house leader nancy pelosi says she wants to keep her post as she looks toward the future with more women in congress than ever before. >> i'm proud to stand before you, sisters. a lot of men wanted to come out
here before you -- but this is girl's morning out. >> there will be at least 81 women serving in the congress. the 21 women in the senate is also a first. water front, lawyers president, rick welsh and mayor, it calls for 25% of the construction staff, and 50% of the aapprentice-level jobs to be filled bay san francisco residents. the warriors plan to finance the 75,000 seat arena. the construction workers voiced their support today. >> i hope there's going to be some work high in the sky, and you know, just making this project go as well as it can go. >> but run neighborhood group told cult the project's moving too quickly for citizens to give their input. their concerns include congestion, traffic and noise.
three ride sharing companies have been given stiff fines for operating illegally. there are on demand drivers or charter party carriers. the commission says that car services must be properlily listeninged, and insured to carry passengers. almost 3 million gas- powered and hybrid vehicles worldwide because of the problems with the vehicle's steering and the water pump system. the safety recall covers one and a half million vehicles in japan and that leaves more than 100 million vieques outside of japan. 65,000 priuses are included. they're from the 2004-2009 model years. they reported no crashes from the steering or the water pumps. expand its store on
college avenue in oakland. jane brunner present the plan at last night's council meeting. the deal will reduce the size of the safeway expansion. the city council is set to vote on the new design next month. with the official start of the holiday season just about a week away, the city is doing what it can to encourage illustrates residents to stop locally. the campaign aims to bring business to the more than 50 oakland merchants that shoppers can use their oakland-grown gift cards to buy merchandise. >> oakland spend than $28 million in gift cards. so if we all bought. maybe some of those cards, think of what that could do for our local economy. >> mayor kwan says, that she might -- most of the lights are on back now at the san
francisco city hall after a small electrical fire i go united a basement electrical vault last night. parking lots are still without power, but should fully be restored by firing tonight. fire officials told us that it was an electrical fire but the exact cause is under investigation. >> they should go after me. >> barack obama's blistering response to critics. who is he defending plus his first comments of the petreas affair. >> the good news for consumers and why the fisher men call this the last of the wild west. >> temperatures have peaked, how much cooler you can expect for thursday, and when several of the storms move back in for our local forecast.
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>> a pilot who landed a small plane on highway 65 in plasir county this morning says that a problem with the fuel line is what made him make an emergency landing. no one was hurt at about 10:30. it touched down on the freeway and then pulled over on the center divide. israel commanded several strikes on gaza today. israel hit at least invent separate targets in the harshest attacks in years. president obama faced a barrage of questions today. chief among them. what he knew and when, about the scandal involving david petreas. as craig roswell reports, the president also defended an ambassador who's taking heat from the gop. >> reporter: president obama says that he has no evidence
that the national security was threatened involving david petreas and the. >> i'm withholding judgment with respect to how the entire process surrounding general petreas came up. >> reporter: top law makers were angry that they were kept in the dark that led to the petreas resignation. why can't the president aggressively defended u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with bengazi and was simply making a presentation, to bad
her reputation is outrageous. but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford. >> reporter: congress has until the end of this year to come up with a plan and spending cuts that could trigger a conversations, what's referred to as the fiscal cliff. >> i want a big daily deal, i want a specific deal. >> reporter: and spending cuts, he's meeting with business leaders today. in washington, craig boswell fox news. >> on wall street, the markets went from bad to worse after the president's fiscal cliff assessment. the dow is down double digits early on and the losses intensified ultimately dropping 185 points. nasdaq fell 37, each index shed 36%. retail sales fell last month, the decrease follows three
straight months of gain. superstorm sandy had both positive and negative effects on the sales. boosting sales at some stores as people stock up on supplies and hurting auto sales. today -- lock up periods in august and october. it's the largest release that facebook share since the company's initial public offering back in may. investors reacted positively. facebook stock ended the day up 16%, the state auctioned off dozens of cars, trucks and trailers today in davis. a chopping block, once a, a dump truck and a bathroom on wheels. it's the third auction since governor brown ordered the sale of nonessential vehicles. so far, the state's made more than a million dollars on the sales. the auction's scheduled to be held on the second monday of the month until the vehicles
are gone. a group of san franciscoans -- filed a federal law suit in an everett to stop the ban. about a dozen people. saying the takes away their freedom of expression. supervisors are scheduled it vote on the ordinance next tuesday, the proposed ban does allow a lot some public nudity at festival in the city. excitement tonight. less than five hours before commercial crabbing begins from bodega bay to half moon bay. what consumers and fisher men keep expect this year. >> all day, bay area fitcher men hurried to load their boats with these 45-pound pods. >> we're getting the gear out. we're getting the gear set, we're going to work. >> and in spectacular weather. they're dropping the pots off shore. it's first out, internal revenue service in. our cameras were there early this morning after the fisher
men settled on a higher price than last year, retail, a little over $6 a pound, fresh crab at thanksgiving. i couldn't all we have is fresh dungeoness. >> reporter: afish -- aficionados say that it's incomparable. >> actually, i just drove three hours to come here and have a 32-dollar catholic crab because there's nothing like it. >> the prices drop quite a bit. and especially in a year like this, the. >> reporter: this year than last. they call this the last of the wild west contributing because next season there'll be strict limitations on the number of crab pots. you can expect strict limits by
friday. >> if a put a john's pizza faces a 250 million-dollar class action law suit for sending more than half a million unwanted text messages to consumers in 2010. attorneys for the plaintiffs today announced the case have been granted class action status by an u.s. district court in seattle. the law suit alleges that the pizza chain sent the text messages to people who previously ordered from. the tell -- without a consumer's permission. well, it was great for everyone, but the business offered it. the mistake that sent off a rush of drivers to one gas station. and today was the warmest day of the week. we hope you enjoyed it, because meteorologist ross tells us that it's about to change.
>> california officially launched its cap and trade program today, auctioning permits for granny house gas emissions. the board allowed selling of allowances. under the program, businesses are required to pay premiums for levels of pollution that rise above limits set by the state. businesses can use credits to off set those people's.
>> yeah, the weather pattern, gasia, about to change, yeah, we had the sunshine, the 70s out there, and even a few mid 70s. tomorrow in the so bad. but transition day, storms just in time for the weekend. there's a weather system out here in the plastic, you'll notice that circulation and this will be the source of our fires band of rainfall. with a few showers expected around this time tomorrow. as far as temperatures from this afternoon, look at all the 60s, warmest locations in lower 70s, out toward santa rosa and napa. forecasted headlines for tonight, we do have this. ♪ , partly cloudy skies, with a chance of a few spinning else by late in the afternoon. not a big deal. we will be tracking some rain showers, light to moderate as we do head into friday.
overnight lows will be in the 40s. upper 40s. san francisco 48, livermore, starting out at 41 degrees. this is our camera looking out toward the -- expectations maybe about an tenth of an inch and then into the weekend can another cooler system moves in. this time from the north and the west. and as a result, saturday, some off and on rain showers, probably, the best bet of rainfall is later saturday night. so it's one of those deals where you want to wake up subbed morning. we have an increase clouds. and you'll notices a little bit of activity with the possibility of a few sprinkles. even at stubborn tomorrow into friday night and then into saturday, the afternoon hours, some cloud cover out there, but
the next front, we're tracking in from the north and the west. temperatures mainly in the you were 60s, tomorrow we begin to cool things off, and you can see stacking up in our five day forecast. scattered showers, chances of rain on sunday. and we could be tracking and rain first thing saturday morning. >> an error at a gas station prompted a mad rush of drivers who could fill at just 36 cents a gallon. the decimal place was in the wrong place. you can see it middle of your screen. you could see that .375 was the per gallon price. that was 35 cents, instead of $3.75 cents. but by the time our -- the manager at the gas station had no comment. well, thank you for trusting
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